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Monday, 4 March 2013

Devizes & Manchester

The Vintage Bazaar in Devizes was a huge success, the hall was packed for most of the day.  Lizzie & Clare (and Jack) did a wonderful job of organising another successful fair, thank you for a great day and all your hard work.  The venue was spacious with lots of natural light and right in the centre of town so hopefully we will return there in the future.

Sunday was the annual Antique Textile Society fair in Manchester.  I was very good and saved like mad for this event and came away with some beauties for my own collection and also future fairs. 

The cage bustle and corset in the above picture came from Meg Andrews stand.  I have been hunting for a bustle for ages so was thrilled to find this one in very good condition.  The black jacket is part of a Victorian three piece I also found.

This gorgeous Edwardian beaded gown was one of many finds.

Even Camille came away with a new outfit....a beautiful silk velvet 1920's coat from Sallie Ead and a 20's jet head dress from another stand..she's got a better wardrobe than me!

Now I couldn't come away without some quilty gorgeousness could I?  Found this lovely Victorian Log Cabin quilt and couldn't resist....coveting for a while then will probably be for sale.  I also met up with Heather from Hellish Designs who was standing and Viv from Hens Teeth who was also partaking of a little retail therapy like myself!
I had a wonderful time truffling out treasures, lots of which will be for sale at my upcoming fairs.
Have a great week.
Jo xx


  1. Lovely finds Jo and great to see you again on Saturday. I had a great day and am very, very pleased with my sewing basket stand. One of my favourite buys so thank you very much.

    Look forward to seeing you and your beautiful stock at another fair soon.


  2. great to see you again on Saturday- wasn't it a FAB fair!
    Pleased that a spot of retail therapy has been successful!

  3. I love the Edwardian beaded dress. Our usual first of the month Sunday fair in West Yorkshire was quite depleted - all the textile ladies had gone to Manchester. (I don't blame them!)

  4. Great to see you and you bought so many gorgeous pieces too Jo. Can't wait for next year now. xxx

  5. What gorgeous finds!

    Have a lovely day.


  6. It looks so beautiful Jo, you have an amazing collection of items. dee xx

  7. Oh Jo, I really love that long black beaded gown, can you find one for me, I have been after one for years, beaded or lace would do :) I am hoping to catch you soon, all my love debs and the puglets xXx

  8. Lovely to see you Jo and glad you found such fab things..but then you do have a great eye Heather x

  9. What a lovely haul from Manchester! You always have such beautiful things, stylishly displayed on your stand at fairs.

    Long time, no see - but I think you will be at Dairy House on 14th April? Me too and a great catch up then. You are such a 'sympa' lady as the French would say. (Thank you so much for your kind comment about my mother on my blog.) Cxx

  10. Oh Jo, you've had some serious retail therapy haven't you? I love the quilt and it's the perfect weather, to get cosy under it at the moment isn't it?
    Love Helen xx

  11. One day I will get to Manchester and fight you for gorgeous quilts!
    Great pieces and that bustle piece is amazing.
    Julie x

  12. Hi Jo, so glad to hear Devises was such a success...

    AND lovely that you found such treasures for your mannequins...Look forward to seeing what you dare to part with at the upcoming fairs! :)
    Niki x

  13. Hi Jo, You have been so busy and brilliant! An awful flu virus has knocked our family for six and I don't seem to have done anything for ages! I WILL try to get to Frome tho'. I LOVE your Victorian black lace coat and the quilt... of course! Hope to see you soon, Jane xxx


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